Last Updated on 3 May 2023
This postgraduate qualification combines the skills of critical thinking, analysis and communication required by a senior manager with an academic examination and appreciation of the important strategic and technological issues in today’s maritime industry. It is delivered by fully tutor supported technology-enhanced distance learning. This course can fit flexibly around your work and life commitments.
2.5 years part-time distance learning
The MSc Sustainable Maritime Operations course consists of 5 modules, each of which takes 16 weeks to study and a final research project.
PGCert (60 credits)
Three compulsory modules: Marine Science and Engineering Management (20 credits), Project and Data Management (20 credits), Maritime Industry Practice (20 credits)
PGDip (60 credits)
Two optional modules from the following: Protecting the Marine Environment (30 credits) / Ship and Marine Operations (30 credits) / Offshore Renewable Energy (30 credits) / Coastal Zone Management (30 credits) / Maritime Strategy & Policy (30 credits)
MSc (60 credits)
This course will give you new management skills in analysis, evaluation, presentation and writing at a higher level. When you combine this with an understanding gained in the operation, governance and technology of the maritime world, then you will fully equipped to progress to a more advanced career level.
This course is particularly suitable for middle to senior management grades with marine companies and organisations in the areas of ship management, port operations, marine renewables, offshore oil & gas, engineering and defence.
Normally a Bachelor’s degree (e.g. BSc), however other prior learning and particularly significant professional experience can be considered by the Admissions Tutor.
Total amount: £8,300 (6 modules). Flexible payment options and IMarEST Bursaries available upon application. Please contact us for details.
We are a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) that has spun out of Plymouth University. Marine Learning Alliance is the parent company of The Hydrographic Academy.